The Eagles fall short in front of the Broncos

Eastern Washington men’s basketball began its 2022-23 season Monday evening (November 7) against Santa Clara. On the road, Eastern fought hard against the Broncos, but lost 84-72.

Angelo Allegri The Eagles led with 19 points in 7 of 13 (53.8%), and went 4-of-8 (50%) of a three-point range. Therese Davis He scored 12 points on a 3 out of 9 shootout (33.3%).

Turns were a major factor in the game, with the East handling 16 points leading to 24 in the Broncos’ favour. Santa Clara had 10 turnovers, with the Eagles scoring 10 points in those chances.

The attack was difficult to start the game, as Santa Clara scored at 18:55 and those were the only points until 16:54 when Steel Winters Oriental gave the first basket in the game. The first half remained competitive early on, with neither team separated. The Eagles jumped forward 8-7 on three pointers from Venters at 13:09. Ethan Price Extend the difference to 12-7 with a layup. Eastern found a groove in the attack and pushed the advance to double digits at 22-12. Angelo Allegri Connected from three to build the Eagles feature.

Broncos will serve up the counter with an 8-0 run. With the score tightening again, Eastern distributed the ball well, getting points Cedric Cord And the Dion Stroud. With the Eagles leading 34-30, Santa Clara made his move, ripping 9-2 to take the lead in the first half.

Eastern shot 35.3 percent in the first half and trailed 39-34. The Broncos scored 34.1 percent.

At the start of the second half, Santa Clara maintained a two-digit lead over the Eagles, leading by as much as 14 points during the first three minutes of the half. The Broncos advantage will continue for the first 10 minutes of the inning. Dean Erichstrup And the Casey Jones He provided the scoring for Eastern to open the second half to conserve the team’s energy. With Santa Clara leading 57-43 at 12:38pm, the Eagles recovered 10-2 to cut the difference to six. Therese Davis He scored six points during the run to put pressure on the Broncos. Santa Clara worked to rebuild the lead, but Allegri scored five points to continue the mounting pressure. The effort was clear from Eastern, but the Broncos kept scoring, never allowing the lead to slip below four points.

Santa Clara closed the match 6-0 and won 84-72 over Al Sharqiya. The Eagles hit well in the second half, with the 50 percent mark. Broncos hit 41.2 percent from the halfway ground.

The shooting rate in eastern Washington was 42 percent higher, compared to 37 percent in Santa Clara. The Broncos had a 32 percent to 24 percent advantage from a three-point range.

Eastern opened the season 0-1 with Santa Clara moving to 1-0.

Key stats

Casey Jones He scored the first double-double of his career, scoring 10 points and winning 10 high rebounds. The sophomore was 4 out of 5 (80%) of the land and added two blocks to lead the team.

Five transfers were made for the first time Monday night in Eastern Washington. Therese DavisAnd the Dean ErichstrupAnd the Dion Stroud And the Cedric Cord They all scored in their first match as the Eagles. Ty Harper He also got his first minutes of playing with the eastern team.

Erickstrup scored 11 points with a 5 out of 10 (50%) shot adding five rebounds.

Angelo Allegri He had five rebounds and three assists, plus 19 points.

Ethan Price He scored four points and nine rebounds in the match.

And the Eagles went out of the ball into the goal, with a score of 50 to 40 in the match. Despite having a 15-8 advantage in offensive rebounds, Santa Clara lost the Battle of Second Chance Points, 10 to 8 to Eastern.

Santa Clara’s Bra Podzemski scored 30 points and Carlos Stewart added 20 to lead the Broncos.

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Eastern Washington will compete in the Outrigger Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii, beginning Friday, November 11 against Yale at 7:30 p.m. PT. Eastern will then play the hosts of Hawaii on Sunday, November 13 at 8 p.m. and conclude the tournament on Monday, November 14 against Mississippi Valley State at 7:30 p.m.

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